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“Only in Lviv”
Review of Kryivka

Kryivka
Ranked #10 of 487 Restaurants in Lviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Kiev, Ukraine
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Only in Lviv”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Say password to the guard guy (it's performance, don't worry) and join funny atmosphere of ukrainian partizan's underground shelter. Enjoy excellent meal with national drinks - strong and light. Very recommended "piv-husky".

Visited March 2013
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Leiden, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Such a great experience, restaurant and entertainment.”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

It's located somewhere behind in an alley, very discrete. You knock on the door and a armed guard opes teh door and asks you the secret password (with which he helps you a bit). After he agrees he gives you a drink called medovukha (I guess), a sort of wodka made of honey, very delicious. Than you're brought in through some cellars which are a sort of army museum. They serve food also in army style on those metal plates and so on. The food is also very delicious, I must say (not like army food usually). You can pose in army clothes with machineguns and so on. It's really an experience. Well worth to visit when you're in Lviv.

  • Visited March 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“One of the Best!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

One of the most enigmatic and interesting places to visit in Lviv. It is a restaurant built inside a former bunker that was used by the Ukrainian Rebel Army during the Second World War. Inside is a shrine to the nationalist heroes such as Stepan Bandera and Symon Petliura. Because of the location (in Rynok Square), it is very overpriced however it is well worth trying at least once. Before you enter the restaurant, be sure you say Slava Ukraina (Glory to Ukraine) because if you don't, you won't be able to go in.

  • Visited December 2012
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Slava Ukraini!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Knock on the door - say the magic words - get a shot - the bookshelf closet will open - you can enter Kryjivka!

Really nice themed pub, with a menucard looking like a propganda magazine and waiters walking around in army clothes. Good food and the possibility to shoot at Stalin/Lenin/Beria at the back of the pub (10 rounds, 10 UAH) really adds up to the total experience, go there!

  • Visited March 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Disney in L'Viv experience”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Fun, thematic, live roaming music, loud, decent food, historic characters....aptly defines the experience. Where it lacks in today's realities it succeeds in crazy entertainment. Think Rainforest Cafe.

We had a nice time. The food was not challenging but it was good. Don't go for an intimate, culinary experience. Go for a good time with friends in a zany environment.

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